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Amager Julebryg 2013

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Brewed by Amager Bryghus
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Kastrup, Denmark

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Danish: Vores tidligere lagerforvalter, Kurt, har forladt ikke bare os men selve Danmark. Egentlig troede vi, at han gik og hyggede sig med at vende pølser i et voksenlærlingejob ude på Flyvergrillen, men forleden modtog vi et postkort stemplet Westmalle, Belgien. Kurt skrev:

Hej Morten & Jacob Mig og alle mine rensdyr er udvandret fra Amager til landet, hvor chokoladen og mayoen flyder, og øllet er både rigeligt og stærkt. Jeg har fået arbejde i bryggeriet på det lokale kloster, hvor både rensdyrene og jeg hjælper med at kvalitetsteste al deres malt. Jeg går også lidt til hånde i selve bryghuset, og der faldt jeg forleden over en opskrift på en øl, de kalder "Dubbel". Både mig og mine rensdyr synes, at den er lækker - og efter en 4-5 stykker bliver vi sgu’ lidt bimmelim. Ku I ikke også lave sådan en på Amager? Julehilsner fra Kurt

Og da vi holder så meget af Kurt, kan vi i år forhåbentlig glæde både ham og alle jer med en juleøl i belgisk stil. Mørk, fyldig og rigtig julet! Ingen krydderier tilsat.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13555) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle, at Cardinal. It pours a pale brown body under an off-white head leaving some lacings. Dried fruits, caramel, dark sugars and chocolate in the aroma. Some spiced hints and prunes, and a faint alcohol touch. It’s full-bodied and with a soft carbonation, medium sweet. There’s an ok bitterness in the flavor, along with caramel malts, dark sugar, chocolate, prunes and a spiced hint. Lasting finish. A pretty nice one, working well as a Christmas beer I think. 140726

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (3422) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Draft as monks gone crazy. Brown pour with tan head. Sweet dark fruits and light nutty aromas tones. Sweet flavors and light nutty tones.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2014
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Clear brown with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, yeasty and dried fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. 120614
Earlier Rating: 11/7/2013 Total Score: 3.5
Tap @ Fairbar, Aarhus. Hazy brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark sugar and dark fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 071113

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11121) - DENMARK - JUN 12, 2014
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toated, yeast, dark fruits and a little plume. Flavour is malt, caramel, yeast, dark fruits, toasted, sweet, plume, little wood little chocolate and a little bitter.
Earlier Rating: 11/11/2013 Total Score: 3.5
Tap @ FairBar. Dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, yeast, caramel, toasted, dark fruits and candy sugar. Flavour is malt, yeast, dark fruits, caramel, toasted and medium sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KennethArd (232) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2014
Fruity maltsweet aroma. Clear red brown color with long lasting white head. Light sweetness, light bitterness & medium sourness. Medium body, sticky texture, average carbonation & bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppyBudgie (692) - SOLA, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2014
Dark brown woth brown head. Aroma is sweet, belgian yeast, roasted malts. Taste is sweet and malty, first that strikes me is westmalle :) got a feeling theres the same yeast strain here. A really nice christmas dubbel Dark brown, a little hazy with brown head. Aroma sweet and malty. Taste sweet and malty as weel, a little simple without finesse. Not the best abbey dubbel.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaghana (3888) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle 50cl from henrik thanks. A dark beer with huge head. Nose is very astringent like, kind of Caulier Bon secours yeast. Aroma is sweet malty, notes of burnt caramel and this Caulier notes I personally don’t like, kind of rotted vine. Not my cup of tea.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (10796) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2014
50 cl bottle from ølbutikken, 49dkk. clear brown, smoot hlight brown head. Nutty aroma, mild browncakes, some roasted malts - not sweet. flavor is malts, yeasts, notes of fruits, alc. bitterness, caramel. Not quite my idea of a good double, in fact resebles many other danish attempts at the style that failed imo. As for a danish christmas beer it is pretty good and well above the more widely distributed competition - on par with the average widely distributed belgian ones in fact - but sort of not really up to the level where amager normally is. ymmv

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaVillum (437) - Valby, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2014
50 cl, flaske - årgang 2013, 7,0 % ABV, købt i SuperBest i Rotunden i Hellerup, 29. januar 2014. Mahogni-brun ufiltreret julebryg med knap en cm's moccafarvet skumtop. God halvsyrlig duft af belgisk gær og citrus. Rosin- og "klostergulv"-noter. God smag af Abbey Dubbel. Udmærket balance mellem sødme og bitterhed og vel egentlig ikke en udpræget juleøl... Sødmen bliver en anelse mere udtalt i slutningen af smagsbilledet, og alligevel er der en god, lidt dyb bitterhed i ganen og eftersmagen. God alkoholvarme trods de beskedne 7,0 %. Let nedtonet/tilpasset kulsyreindhold til lige under middel med lidt blødhed til følge. Fin "dansk/belgier". ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jensgam (156) - , DENMARK - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown with beige head. Aroma is malty with a spizy character. Flavour is malty with a caramel note, it has a spizy note.


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